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I avail myself of the opportunity of the American Brig Two Brothers bound for New York to entreat your acceptance of some of our latest news papers which I hope you will do me the favor to receive. To them I beg leave to refer you for the news of the times.—We are here becoming quite pacifick by the late convention with Spain. The fleet is paying off and dismantling as fast as possible, but...
John Churchmans best respects attend the Secretary of State, in company with a Variation Chart and Book of explanation, hoping they will be accepted as a token of esteem. Before the Book went to the press, he took the Liberty of introducing several articles, all of which have been a considerable credit to the work, 1st. On finding a disposition in his friend to be useful to him on this...
Notes on the Dutch Fisheries . 1st the Whale fishery. The whale Fishery was carried on previous to the year 1645 by the Groenland or northern Company, who had obtained an exclusive right from the Government for that purpose. Their charter expired in the Year 1741, after which the business declined so much, that the States found little enducement to renew the privilege, but declared the fishery...
Since I had the honor of taking leave of you in New York I have made some Enquiries upon the subject of the fisheries, but from their inattention and want of facility in committing their knowledge to paper even persons concerned in the prosperity of this branch of commerce have yielded little Information. I have however collected from various sources some facts, that may assist to elucidate...
Since the discovery of the Compass every nation, adjacent to the Ocean, has manifested great and constant solicitude about the fisheries within their intermediate reach; and the skillful and enterprizing have extended their views to the most remote foreign Scenes. The two greatest naval powers of Europe have discovered very high ideas of this object by their free use of bounties and...
Depuis ma dernière du 19e. au 22 Octobre, l’évenement le plus interessant pour nous est l’accommodement signé entre l’Espagne et l’Angleterre. Il faudra voir comment le Ministère Britannique se tirera d’affaires chez eux, pour les 4 millions Sterling dépensés en Armemens. L’on y trouve déjà que les Cabanes de Nootka et une pêche limitée à 10 lieues marines des possessions Espagnoles sont un...
Rebout St Etienne address is too good to be lost as also Castellane opinion. I have sent you a Packet by mr Cutting as unwilling to lose the opportunity—had no time to write and beg the favour of you to forwards the others. If there are any particular books regarding the Italian States you wish to have let me know and I will endeavour to procure for you, tho from this sale too late, as it is...
I wrote you from George town inclosing some seed of the best white wheat. Our journey here was without accident, except that of retardation by the rains. Our delay happened however at the Susquehanna, where the abundance of Sheldrakes was some solace. My newly purchased horse ( Brimmer ) performed well; I drove him a good deal in the carriage. I do not think he lost a pound of flesh on the...
Abstract of articles imported into the United States from British colonies for one year, commencing the 15th. August 1789 and ending on the 14th. of August 1790, as far as the accounts have been rendered. 6,343 barrels of pickled Fish. Cwt. 3,701. 2.20 ℔ s. of dried Fish. Note. Oil and Lumber imported, paying a Duty ad valorem, the quantity of each can only be ascertained by the several...
I am directed by the Secretary of State to request that you will furnish him with an estimate of the expense that will attend the publication of the Laws of the United States in your paper. It should mention the lowest price for which you will perform this work, and on account of the meeting of Congress early in next month, be transmitted to him without delay. I am Sir &c. FC ( DNA : RG 59,...